Victoria’s bus fleet might not yet have real-time tracking, but hopefully this fall the company will help riders get to their destinations on time and more efficiently.
BC Transit just announced its 2017 fall service changes, which include the introduction of two new routes, the opening of the Westhills Exchange, and improvements to frequency and on-time performance.
Fall transit service will also introduce 20,000 new service hours to the system and eight new buses.
“Investing in service expansion means more opportunities for people to choose public transit,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “These service and infrastructure improvements will be of great benefit to residents of Greater Victoria.”
Key Service Improvements:
- Introduction of new route 43 Royal Roads to serve the Belmont Park Community and Royal Roads University
- Introduction of new route 46 Dockyard/Westhills with service between Westhills and Dockyard
- Introduction of Westhills Exchange at the YMCA in Langford
- General improvements to on-time performance.
As of September 5, full service will also be reinstated on routes serving high schools, the University of Victoria, Camosun College and Royal Roads University.
These routes are:
2/2A Oak Bay/Willows/ Downtown
8 Interurban/Oak Bay
12 UVic/University Heights
13 Ten Mile Point/UVic
14 UVic/Vic General
19 Hillside Mall
22 Vic General-Watkiss/ Hillside Mall
27 Gordon Head/ Downtown/Beacon Hill
35 Ridge/Royal Oak
39 UVic/Royal Roads
55 Happy Valley
57 Thetis Heights/ Westhills
59 Triangle Mountain